April 21st, 2008
Today a hearing took place under the chairmanship of Yasamal District Court Judge Ragib Gurbanov on Azerbaijan Publishing House Senior Editor Ilham Sadigov’s lawsuit against “Azadlig” Newspaper’S editorial office and Elmira Tofiggizi.

Ilham Sadigov and the defendant’s lawyer Elchin Sadigov participated in the hearing. Ilham Sadigov defended his lawsuit and emphasized that in several editions of “Azadlig” newspaper he has been libeled, insulted and misrepresented. He requested that the court fulfill his claim.  Defense lawyer Elchin Sadigov stated that the claim is groundless and he doesn’t accept it.  
The next hearing on this case is scheduled to take place on 23 April at 9:10 am.  
Recall that Azerbaijan Publishing House Senior Editor Ilham Sadigov appealed to court to protect his dignity and honor and requested that the editorial office and the author of the article Elmira Tofiggizi pay 20,000 AZN for moral damages.